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The gallery is pleased to participate in NADA New York 2015, exhibiting recent works by the Austrian artist Josef Hofer.

One of the most recognized artists in the field of art brut, Josef Hofer’s distinctive drawings explore the human figure with a raw and erotic energy.

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Opening Preview:
May 14 - 3 to 6 PM
By Special Invitation

Pier 36 | Basketball City
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002

Josef Hofer
josef hofer drawing - © © florian moser, christian berst — art brut

Josef Hofer, who has been a resident of an Austrian institution for more than 30 years, does not speak, he draws instead. Tirelessly. In the mirror that he uses and hands us, individuals try to take their rise in the straitjacket of the frame with an eroticized grace, untamed. His productions - to which Michel Thévoz has devoted several essays - depict a founding duality between the body and the psyche. Present in many museum collections, he is also part of great private collections: Antoine de Galbert (France), Amr Shaker (Switzerland) or even of the collection of Arnulf Rainer (Austria), who considers him “the greatest of the brut artists.”

NADA Art Fair

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